Remember When, Jan. 31, 2008
10 Years Ago
February 12, 1998
Bernard Springfield and Jessica Gilliland were crowned as Bonner Springs High School Courtwarming king and queen.
The Bonner Springs and Basehor-Linwood high school bands combined with the Kansas City Kansas Community College band to present a joint concert.
Basehor-Linwood High School Courtwarming candidates were: Bethie Hund, Melissa Fisher and Allison Shryock, queen; Matt Espy, D.J. Gabbard and Brandon Sifford, king.
The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club accepted the preliminary design for new welcome signs. The club raised $3,350 to cover costs of design, construction and installation.
Margaret Long was appointed to serve in the state legislature filling the unexpired term of her late husband, Jim Long.
25 Years Ago
February 10, 1983
Norm Steffey, president of the Edwardsville State Bank, was the soil conservation key banker for Wyandotte County. The Rev. Walter Simpson, pastor of the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, gave the invocation during the annual soil conservation district banquet.
Del Hininger was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. He discussed the history of the American automobile.
Thomas Poindexter, Paul Seaton and Marcus Sanders were division first place winners in the Cub Scout Pack 3147 Pinewood Derby.
Don Beets was appointed a lieutenant on the Bonner Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Dr. Alton Davies, president of Kansas City Kansas Community College, was the speaker for the monthly meeting of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce.
50 Years Ago
February 13, 1958
Linda Klahr was named valedictorian of the Bonner Springs High School class of 1958. Gerald Powell was the salutatorian.
Janie Horvat won one of 12 ponies given in a national TV contest.
Kirk Hammer, safety supervisor for the Kansas State Highway Commission, was the guest speaker at the Southwest Democratic Club meeting at Twist School.
The Bonner Springs City Council accepted the low bid of Ernie Frey Ford for a new police car. The Frey bid was $1,239.79.
Eddie Meinke was in charge of the Linwood Methodist Men's Club meeting.
Richard Goodseal scored 27 points as Bonner Springs defeated Osawatomie, 73-53.
100 Years Ago
February 13, 1908
The Christian Church was considering expansion. Church attendance was averaging 200 people in addition to a 30-member choir.
Mrs. Daniels presented a program on American literature at the New Century Club meeting.
Wild dogs were blamed for killing several head of cattle and hogs in rural areas outside Bonner Springs.
The Chieftain was publishing a series of articles on Christian courtship.
A good natural gas well was brought in on the Kirby farm west of Muncie.
Walter Bailey was appointed as the new Bonner Springs city marshal.
Economic problems resulted in the Santa Fe Railroad cutting back and withdrawing two mainline passenger trains. Employees had their wages cut due to the problems.